• Hi, I am the owner and main administrator of Styleforum. If you find the forum useful and fun, please help support it by buying through the posted links on the forum. Our main, very popular sales thread, where the latest and best sales are listed, are posted HERE

    Purchases made through some of our links earns a commission for the forum and allows us to do the work of maintaining and improving it. Finally, thanks for being a part of this community. We realize that there are many choices today on the internet, and we have all of you to thank for making Styleforum the foremost destination for discussions of menswear.
  • This site contains affiliate links for which Styleforum may be compensated.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

    Styleforum is supported in part by commission earning affiliate links sitewide. Please support us by using them. You may learn more here.

To Wingtip, or not to Wingtip???

heavyd

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 12, 2006
Messages
530
Reaction score
0
http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/i...entPage=family For some odd (lucky) reason polo.com had these on sale for a few days last week and i grabbed a pair in black as i have a wide foot and they are E's. I purchased for $199.00. they have since returned to retail price not sure way. Anyway, in the past my experience with wingtips has been mixed. these seem to be more refined and i think they will look good with a ff 3 button suit with no cuffs. am i wrong to think this and should i stick to plain toe? is a wingtip too traditional for a modern look? to the gents that wear no cuff Italian suits, do you wear wingtips?
 

Eccentric

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 16, 2008
Messages
610
Reaction score
3
I would say wingtips are fine for the most casual suits. Non-black wingtips make anything more casual. There is definately a certain trad aura about them, but they have a place in a man's wardrobe.
 

porcelain monkey

Distinguished Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2008
Messages
1,820
Reaction score
25
Wingtips are another one of those classic items of clothing that seem to be "in" right now. I have been wearing them about as long as I have been wearing a suit to work (about 20 years). My feeling is that fashion comes and goes, but a nice pair of wing tips will never go out of style.
 

NH_Clark

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2008
Messages
1,392
Reaction score
0
A Black Imperial wingtip is in my weekly rotation at work with suit. I have always been a lover of wingtips. Fashionable or not.
 

sf_esq

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 9, 2008
Messages
748
Reaction score
2
I saw those on sale at polo.com last week. Originally, they only had black in E sizes, then the dark brown and medium browns popped up. Wish they had a D width in the black. They look fairly elegant and are not too clunky. Let us know how they turn out. I'm curious as well.
 

whiteslashasian

Distinguished Member
Joined
Aug 20, 2008
Messages
9,913
Reaction score
1,477
I say wingtip.

I'm young, like a slim modern look, and I own and regularly wear 3 different pairs of wingtips (not all at once). As long as the styling isn't too chunky I think it works well in many situations from jeans to a business suit. You just have to match the shoe to the rest of the ensemble well
tounge.gif
 

Grayland

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 10, 2007
Messages
2,295
Reaction score
67
Those are nice, elegant wingtips. I don't think you'd have any problem wearing those with suits.
 

Silverback

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2008
Messages
1,112
Reaction score
0
Those are some really nice looking shoes.

Good buy!
thumbs-up.gif
 

Patrician

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 7, 2008
Messages
501
Reaction score
1
wingtip for sure.
 

base615

Senior Member
Joined
Jun 9, 2008
Messages
188
Reaction score
0
Go for it. I love wingtips and those look great
 

Eagle

Senior Member
Joined
May 28, 2008
Messages
455
Reaction score
2
I've been wearing various iterations of wingtips for about 45 years at this point. My clear preference is for the heavy, gunboat designs. The PRL Darlton Wingtip is a monster...but, a beautiful one!
 

dirtysouth

Member
Joined
Oct 3, 2008
Messages
23
Reaction score
0
While I don't currently own a pair of wingtips. I think they should be a staple for every guy.
 

Featured Sponsor

How important is full vs half canvas to you for heavier sport jackets?

  • Definitely full canvas only

    Votes: 75 36.4%
  • Half canvas is fine

    Votes: 75 36.4%
  • Really don't care

    Votes: 23 11.2%
  • Depends on fabric

    Votes: 35 17.0%
  • Depends on price

    Votes: 35 17.0%

Forum statistics

Threads
506,104
Messages
10,586,348
Members
224,110
Latest member
Ayham Aftab
Top